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									                                 Warrensville Heights City Schools
                                    Summer Reading Program
                                      Entering Grades 3 & 4
                                               2009
June 5, 2009

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

The required Summer Reading Program has become a long-standing tradition in the Warrensville Heights City School
District. While summer is a time for your child to relax and play with friends, it is also a time to curl up with a good
book and read. Summer reading is not only enjoyable it is a must. Studies have shown that when children read each
day they learn to read faster and improve comprehension skills. If children don’t read for a month or two, they are
likely to lose much of the progress they have made during the year. Children who read during the summer start school
ready to continue their progress and will adapt more quickly to their grade level curriculum.

During the summer we expect our third and fourth grade students to read and enjoy books from the Summer
Reading List. Students are to choose one book from the grade level selections and complete a book review. The
completed book review will be the first graded assignment for the fall quarter. The value of this assignment is worth
100 points of the first quarter grade.

In addition to the Summer Reading Assignment, students who complete the Summer Reading Bingo Game
or the 10 Book Reading Challenge will receive an incentive at the start of the school year.
Summer Reading materials include: 1. Book Report Guidelines and Book Report Form 2. Reading Lists
3. Reading Response Rubric        4. Summer Bingo Game Form           5. 10 Book Reading Challenge Form

Upon returning to school in August, students must hand in the completed Summer Reading materials BEFORE THE
END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES TO THEIR READING TEACHER.

Summer Reading selections are available at area bookstores and libraries. The books can also be acquired
from online bookstores. It is the student’s responsibility to get the book and complete the appropriate
assignment. Failure to complete the Summer Reading activity will result in a reduction of the first quarter’s
final grade.

THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM IS A LANGUAGE ARTS COURSE REQUIREMENT!

We are asking for your support in this assignment to ensure that your son/daughter begins the school year in a positive
way.

We appreciate your continued support of your child’s academic pursuits. With your encouragement and support of this
Summer Reading assignment, your son/daughter will begin the 2009-2010 school year in a very positive manner.

The Summer Reading information will be available at the Warrensville Heights Branch Library and on our website at
www.warrensville.k12.oh.us.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s building principal or the Board of Education at
295-7710.

Sincerely,

Dr. Kelly Washington, Director of Curriculum & Instruction
             SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMER READING LIST
                   ENTERING GRADE THREE
             Title                       Author                Title                 Author
Alexander, Who Used To Be         Judith Viorst         New Neighbors For       Johanna Hurwitz
Rich Last Sunday                                        Nora
Back Home                         Gloria Jean Pinkney   No Bad News             Kenneth Cole
Centerfield Ballhawk              Matt Christopher      Polar Bears Past        Mary Pope Osborne
                                                        Bedtime
Double Fudge                      Judy Blume            Shark in School         Patricia Reilly Giff
Elevator Family                   Douglas Evans         Strega Nona             Tomie de Paola
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy           Donald J. Sobol       Sunday Outing           Gloria Jean Pinkney
Detective
Freckle Juice                     Judy Blume            Sideways Arithmetic     Louis Sachar
                                                        from Wayside School
Good Grief…Third Grade            Colleen McKenna       The Meanest Thing To    Bill Cosby
                                                        Say
The Honest-To-Goodness Truth      Patricia McKissack    The Story of Money      Betsy Maestro
How Much Is a Million             David M. Schwartz     Tar Beach               Faith Ringgold
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters      John Steptoe          Third Grade Stinks!     Colleen
                                                                                O’Shaugnessy
Nate The Great (series)           Marjorie Sharmat      Virgie Goes To School   Elizabeth F. Howard
                                                        With Us Boys


   SUMMER READING LIST ENTERING GRADE FOUR
             Title                       Author                Title                 Author
A Job for Jenny Archer            Ellen Conford         The Mystery of Mr.      Bruce Hale
                                                        Nice
Aunt Chip and the Great Triple    Patricia Polacco      The Patchwork Quilt     Valerie Flourney
Bearskin
Bully of Barkham Street           Howard Pyle           The Princess and the    Lauren Child
                                                        Pea
Class President                   Johanna Hurwitz       Reggie                  Eve Bunting
Drinking Gourd                    F. N. Monjo           Richard Wright & the    William Miller
                                                        Library Card
The Frog Principal                Stephanie Calmenson   Rosa                    Nikki Giovanni
Goin’ Someplace Special           Patricia McKissack    Sarah, Plain and Tall   Patricia MacLachlan
Henry Huggins                     Beverly Cleary        Satchel Paige           Lesa Cline-Ransome
Herbie Jones Moves On             Suzy Kline            Skittles Math Riddles   Barbara McGrath
King’s Chessboard                 David Birch           Something About         Patricia Polacco
                                                        Hensley’s
Little Cliff & the Porch People   Clifton L. Taulbert   Tales of a Fourth       Judy Blume
                                                        Grade Nothing
Math Curse                        Jon Scieszka          Three Pigs, One Wolf,   Grace Maccarone
                                                        and Seven Magic
                                                        Shapes
The Midnight Fox                  Betsy Byars           Through My Eyes         Ruby Bridges
     Reading Response Rubric                                 Entering Grades 3-4
Reports will be scored using the following rating scale.

                              □    Each answer is written in a complete sentence.
                              □    Answers are thoughtful and well written.
OUTSTANDING                   □    Spelling has been proofread and corrected.
       4 Points               □    Special directions have been followed.
          A                   □    There are fewer than two errors in punctuation and capitalization.
                              □   Handwriting is neat and readable.
                              □   The project is neat and well organized.



                              □    Each answer is written in a complete sentence.
      GOOD                    □    Most answers are thoughtful and well written.
     3 Points                 □    Most spelling has been proofread and corrected.
        B                     □    Special directions have been followed.
                              □    There are no more than four errors in punctuation and capitalization.
                              □    Handwriting is somewhat neat and readable.
                              □    The project is fairly neat and well organized.



              □                    Some answers are not written in complete sentences.

 SATISFACTORY □                    Some answers are not thoughtful and well written.
    2 Points  □                    Some spelling has been corrected.
       C      □                    Special directions are followed some of the time.
              □                    There are many punctuation and capitalization errors.
              □                    Handwriting is not very neat or readable.
              □                    The project is not very neat or well organized.



            □                      Answers are not written in complete sentences.
   NEEDS    □                      Answers show little thought.
IMPROVEMENT □                      There are numerous spelling errors.
   1 Point  □                      Special directions have not been followed.
      D     □                      There are many punctuation and capitalization errors.
            □                      Handwriting is not very neat or readable.
            □                      The project is messy and poorly organized


           0 Points          □     Did not turn in report.

Name __________________________________________________________________
              SUMMER READING RESPONSE TO LITERATURE
                        ENTERING GRADES 3-4

Title
Author
Illustrator

  Setting Where and when the story takes place.               Solution How was the problem solved?




  Characters             Describe your favorite
character in the book. Tell why you liked this character.
                                                             Plot     If your could change something about the
                                                            story, what would it be?




  Problem/Conflict What is the
problem in the story?

                                                            Personal Thoughts
                                                            Would you recommend this book to a friend?
                                                            Yes No         Why or why not?
                             ntering rade   Entering Grade 4
                            astwood    ohn ewey    Westwood

__________________ has read the following books.
Please complete this form and return it to your teacher by the end of the first week of school.


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